Increase swapfile size using DOS

While setting up Windows 95, I get error SU 0412. It suggests to increase the swapfile size, an try again. How do I do this? In Config.sys? What command do I have to use?
westdiscAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

 
istal112898Commented:
Windows 95/MS-DOS Clean boot with more memory:
You can increase the amount of memory available by making
the following modifications to your Config.sys file. You
can also make these changes to your Boot Disk as well.
NOTE: These are the only drivers you should load.

Device=Himem.sys
Device=EMM386.exe noems
Dos=high,umb
Device=drvspace.sys /move
      (Optional - only if using DriveSpace compression)
0
 
westdiscAuthor Commented:
It doesn´t work, even without Device=drvspace.sys /move.
With "Device=drvspace.sys /move" removed from config.sys it still doesn't work!!! While checking for installed components, it still gets up to 77% complete, but that's all. The setup programm halts before reporting that it cannot load "shell2.inf" into its memory or that the file is corrupted. I've done some checking: the file exists and is located in the temporary directory c:\wininst0.400.

I would appreciate any other suggestions you might have to solve this problem, because I'm getting a little desperate.

0
 
Stevie_emwsysCommented:
Just curious but how big is the hard drive you are using ? It could be that you are running out of available disk space.
0
 
rbrCommented:
You should also check that your HD isn't too fragmented since the swap file is stored in an continuous place.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by ConnectWise

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.